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During the council meeting on Tuesday, a personnel matter was to be held in a closed session. The Mayor announced that the town attorney (who he has in his pocket) decided that even though one of the town employees wanted the grievance to be public, the other did not, so some court decision said it had to be private.

The only people who stayed in the council chambers however were Doreen Cali and her attorney (assuming that) and the Mayor Council and J. D'Arco. Rumor has it that D'Arco has been harassing Cali and Cali has had enough and filed a complaint.

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During the council meeting on Tuesday, a personnel matter was to be held in a closed session.  The Mayor announced that the town attorney (who he has in his pocket) decided that even though one of the town employees wanted the grievance to be public, the other did not, so some court decision said it had to be private. 

The only people who stayed in the council chambers however were Doreen Cali and her attorney (assuming that) and the Mayor Council and J. D'Arco.  Rumor has it that D'Arco has been harassing Cali and Cali has had enough and filed a complaint.

Say it ain't so, Santosians!!

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During the council meeting on Tuesday, a personnel matter was to be held in a closed session.  The Mayor announced that the town attorney (who he has in his pocket) decided that even though one of the town employees wanted the grievance to be public, the other did not, so some court decision said it had to be private. 

The only people who stayed in the council chambers however were Doreen Cali and her attorney (assuming that) and the Mayor Council and J. D'Arco.  Rumor has it that D'Arco has been harassing Cali and Cali has had enough and filed a complaint.

Now there is a battle of wits! :rolleyes::angry:

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During the council meeting on Tuesday, a personnel matter was to be held in a closed session.  The Mayor announced that the town attorney (who he has in his pocket) decided that even though one of the town employees wanted the grievance to be public, the other did not, so some court decision said it had to be private. 

The only people who stayed in the council chambers however were Doreen Cali and her attorney (assuming that) and the Mayor Council and J. D'Arco.  Rumor has it that D'Arco has been harassing Cali and Cali has had enough and filed a complaint.

Let's see, a personnel matter being held in closed session? ALL personnel matters are ALWAYS held in closed session!

However, the people you mention are the normal compliment for closed meetings. Naturally, the Mayor and Town Council. D'Arco because the town administrator is the head of all departments. Cali, as Town Clerk, records and maintains the records of all meetings of the Mayor and Town Council. And, an unidentified person, assumed to be Cali's attorney. What about the Town Attorney? Was he there?

If this was what you claim it was, with the two parties in a dispute present, it would have been a hearing, not a closed meeting of the Mayor and Council. It would not have been announced at an open meeting. It would not have been held outside regular business hours. Another town employee would have been there to keep the minutes. And, finally, the Town Attorney would have been there to represent D'Arco(the town).

Rumor has it some people love to start rumors. :rolleyes:

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Let's see, a personnel matter being held in closed session? ALL personnel matters are ALWAYS held in closed session!

However, the people you mention are the normal compliment for closed meetings. Naturally, the Mayor and Town Council. D'Arco because the town administrator is the head of all departments. Cali, as Town Clerk, records and maintains the records of all meetings of the Mayor and Town Council. And, an unidentified person, assumed to be Cali's attorney. What about the Town Attorney? Was he there?

If this was what you claim it was, with the two parties in a dispute present, it would have been a hearing, not a closed meeting of the Mayor and Council. It would not have been announced at an open meeting. It would not have been held outside regular business hours. Another town employee would have been there to keep the minutes. And, finally, the Town Attorney would have been there to represent D'Arco(the town).

Rumor has it some people love to start rumors. :rolleyes:

You obviously were not at the meeting.  Mayor Santos announced the personnel matter and the fact that the interested parties were given notice per some case.  The town attorney (who was present) announced the law on having it held in private.  D'Arco was there and Doreen Cali and her attorney( I am assuming) were the only ones left in the council chambers after the Mayor said they were going into closed session.  That is not a rumor but fact.

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I forgot to mention that there was another person in place of Doreen Cali acting as the Town's Clerk during the regular meeting and she remained in the closed session. Doreen Cali was in the audience throughout the regular meeting.

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I forgot to mention that there was another person in place of Doreen Cali acting as the Town's Clerk during the regular meeting and she remained in the closed session.  Doreen Cali was in the audience throughout the regular meeting.

Now, that's different. Thanks for the clarification. If all the facts had been given in the first post, I would not have questioned it. It now makes sense that this was maybe a fact finding closed session prior to a decision on whether to hold a hearing. We'll have to wait until the minutes become public to know for sure.

I now retract my "Rumor has it some people love to start rumors". Hava a nice day. :rolleyes:

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Let's see, a personnel matter being held in closed session? ALL personnel matters are ALWAYS held in closed session!

However, the people you mention are the normal compliment for closed meetings. Naturally, the Mayor and Town Council. D'Arco because the town administrator is the head of all departments. Cali, as Town Clerk, records and maintains the records of all meetings of the Mayor and Town Council. And, an unidentified person, assumed to be Cali's attorney. What about the Town Attorney? Was he there?

If this was what you claim it was, with the two parties in a dispute present, it would have been a hearing, not a closed meeting of the Mayor and Council. It would not have been announced at an open meeting. It would not have been held outside regular business hours. Another town employee would have been there to keep the minutes. And, finally, the Town Attorney would have been there to represent D'Arco(the town).

Rumor has it some people love to start rumors. :rolleyes:

You are wrong. An employee has the right to have the disussion held in open.

It is my understanding that Cali requested to have the discussion held in open

but D'Arco refused. Therefore it had to go into closed.

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I forgot to mention that there was another person in place of Doreen Cali acting as the Town's Clerk during the regular meeting and she remained in the closed session.  Doreen Cali was in the audience throughout the regular meeting.

I see the Town is looking for a new finance director

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Now, that's different. Thanks for the clarification. If all the facts had been given in the first post, I would not have questioned it. It now makes sense that this was maybe a fact finding closed session prior to a decision on whether to hold a hearing. We'll have to wait until the minutes become public to know for sure.

I now retract my "Rumor has it some people love to start rumors". Hava a nice day. :rolleyes:

Apology accepted.

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D’Arco gave Cali a signed agreement for the Chestnut St. parking lot on 2/7/05. As soon as Cali got the agreement, she told Ms. Spiers to order orange paper to match the permit stickers D’Arco ordered. D’Arco had the agreement signed by the Mayor and Mandee. On 2/14/05 D’Arco calls Cali not prepared, not diligent, inefficient, along with other derogatory comments because there was no orange paper. Says Cali had the paperwork for over 30 days. D’Arco says, that residents came in for applications and the girls in the Clerk’s office told the residents the applications weren’t ready. He complains that he had to go to the store and get paper himself. Why would residents come to get applications if the ad was not in the paper, hold harmless agreements had not been received from the Town Attorney, no resolution was passed authorizing the agreement and it was wrong? Well, D’Arco sent advanced letters to the residents telling them to go to the Clerks office for applications, only D’Arco never told Cali he sent the letters. D’Arco then tells Cali that the fact that the ad had not been placed, the hold harmless agreements weren’t there yet, had nothing to do with it, and added a few more nasty comments.

Cali tells the Mayor and Council that:

1. THERE WAS NO RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AUTHORIZING D’ARCO TO HAVE THE MANDEE AND MAYOR SIGN THE AGREEMENT.

2. D’ARCO DIDN’T HAVE THE TOWN ATTORNEY REVIEW THE AGREEMENT BEFORE D’ARCO GOT IT SIGNED.

3. IN IT D’ARCO WAIVED THE TAXES FOR THE WHOLE LOT (WITH THE STORES ON IT) FOR OVER $55,000 (mistake).

4. NOW, HOW DO WE GET OUT OF IT? TELL MANDEE D’ARCO MADE A MISTAKE, HAD AN AGREEMENT SIGNED WITHOUT AUTHORITY IN THE WRONG AMOUNT.

5. HOW MUCH IN LEGAL FEES WILL THAT COST?

6. WHAT HAPPENS IF MANDEE SAYS NO?

I don’t know about you, but, I don’t think, that in four days, (Town Hall was closed 2/11/05) that, the fact, the orange paper wasn’t there yet, was so important that the Clerk, who found all the mistakes, deserved that treatment

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D’Arco gave Cali a signed agreement for the Chestnut St. parking lot on 2/7/05. As soon as Cali got the agreement, she told Ms. Spiers to order orange paper to match the permit stickers D’Arco ordered. D’Arco had the agreement signed by the Mayor and Mandee. On 2/14/05 D’Arco  calls Cali not prepared, not diligent, inefficient, along with other derogatory comments because there was no orange paper. Says Cali had the paperwork for over 30 days. D’Arco says, that residents came in for applications and the girls in the Clerk’s office told the residents the applications weren’t ready. He complains that he had to go to the store and get paper himself.  Why would residents come to get applications if the ad was not in the paper, hold harmless agreements had not been received from the Town Attorney, no resolution was passed authorizing the agreement and it was wrong? Well, D’Arco sent advanced letters to the residents telling them to go to the Clerks office for applications, only  D’Arco never told Cali he sent the letters. D’Arco  then tells Cali that the fact that the ad had not been placed, the hold harmless agreements weren’t there yet, had nothing to do with it, and added a few more nasty comments.

Cali tells the Mayor and Council that:

1. THERE WAS NO RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AUTHORIZING D’ARCO TO HAVE THE MANDEE AND MAYOR SIGN THE AGREEMENT.

2. D’ARCO DIDN’T HAVE THE TOWN ATTORNEY REVIEW THE AGREEMENT BEFORE D’ARCO GOT IT SIGNED.

3. IN IT D’ARCO WAIVED THE TAXES FOR THE WHOLE LOT (WITH THE STORES ON IT) FOR OVER $55,000  (mistake).

4. NOW,  HOW DO WE GET  OUT OF IT? TELL MANDEE D’ARCO MADE A MISTAKE, HAD AN AGREEMENT SIGNED WITHOUT AUTHORITY IN THE WRONG AMOUNT. 

5. HOW MUCH IN LEGAL FEES WILL THAT COST?

6. WHAT HAPPENS IF MANDEE SAYS NO?

I don’t know about you, but, I don’t think, that in four days, (Town Hall was closed 2/11/05) that, the fact, the orange paper wasn’t there yet, was so important that the Clerk, who found all the mistakes, deserved that treatment

Hypocrite?: D’Arco scrutinizes everything on the pretense that he must make sure everything complies contractually. Look at his contract. Last year Cali

went to the microphone at the Council meeting about D'Arco insisting that he approve her attendance at a Clerk's conference, although Cali's contract says she is allowed to go to Conferences related to her duties as the Clerk. D'Arco claimed he had to make sure the conference was related to her duties. Why did D'Arco question Cali going to the conference since he was going to the same conference himself, for the same reason as Cali. Yes, folks we are paying for D'Arco to attend conferences and seminars for his Clerk Certificate and Health Officer Certificate. Why? It is not in his contract! We already have a Clerk and a Health Officer.

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During the council meeting on Tuesday, a personnel matter was to be held in a closed session.  The Mayor announced that the town attorney (who he has in his pocket) decided that even though one of the town employees wanted the grievance to be public, the other did not, so some court decision said it had to be private. 

The only people who stayed in the council chambers however were Doreen Cali and her attorney (assuming that) and the Mayor Council and J. D'Arco.  Rumor has it that D'Arco has been harassing Cali and Cali has had enough and filed a complaint.

Why did D’Arco make a false accusation to the State of New Jersey, Deputy Attorney Generals office that Cali threw out documents without review?

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ENOUGH ALREADY DOREEN, STOP ALREADY

So where is it stated that Ms Cali is the author of above posts? Do you REALLY BELIEVE that NO one but a chosen few in the town hall know what Mr D'Arco is capable of doing? Anyone who knows Ms Cali would never accuse her of being close mouthed, and certainly not intimidated to hide behind an anonymous posting.

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Seems to me this mayor and business administrator are doing the same thing people bitched about when Vartan and Czech were in office. Why aren't the people complaining NOW!!! Could it be because they are the same ones helping the mayor and b.a. get to Doreen?

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a bus administrator who harasses a town employee is not new to Kearny. its just that this one wasn't appointed by leo so he must be ok. bull. the same people who critized bob czeck now don't see what happening to cali. its all bull. everyone has such a short memory. czeck was so baaaaad. but darco is ooookkkk. bull. the town will lose cali just watch. then all these councilmen and women will be crying boo hoo, why did she leave? wake up people. thisd town is a dictatorship. ask any cop or firemen or dpw worker. ask phil martone. ask doreen cali. ask the fireman whose suing the town because he was fired for having a brain tumor!!!!!! get the facts people. wake up and smell the coffee!!!!

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so TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D’Arco 1.One who feigns to be other and better than he is 2. A person who knowingly utters falsehood 3. A pretender.

You, can fool some of the people, some of the time, but you can’t fool, all of the people, all of the time.

There was something about him I never liked from the first time I met him.

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D’Arco 1.One who feigns to be other and better than he is 2. A person who knowingly utters falsehood 3. A pretender.

You, can fool some of the people, some of the time, but you can’t fool, all of the people, all of the time.

There was something about him I never liked from the first time I met him.

THAT HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!

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THAT HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!

Speaking of nails, go to town hall and see the new doors that D'Arco had installed with your tax dollars, just dont trip over the treshold plate on the floor. Couldn't that money have been put to better use? Couldn't we have used that money to offset recreation fees? There hideous.

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Remember, D'Arco's job is to cut costs. At least anywhere that it doesn't affect his salary or perks.

For example, the automatic raises, including his own starting salary, his car allowance, and his deferred compensation contributions. All other town workers pay into their own plan, his gets funded by US.

Thank you Mayor and Council for this cartoon. He has cost far more than he could have saved, and that's just legal costs

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